Intricate little bug
May 2, 2010
I was out photographing again today, and I came across this guy. I felt really lucky to get a shot this clear, because he was truly tiny. Unfortunately, I don’t really even know where to begin in trying to identify it, though it kinda looks like it could be a true bug?
Thanks for sending us such a nice photo of a Lace Bug in the family Tingidae. According to BugGuide they: “Feed mainly on leaves of trees and shrubs. This causes yellow spotting and may cause browning and death of the leaves.” We believe this may be the Azalea Lace Bug, Stephanitis pyrioides, which is pictured on BugGuide.